Phases 1 & 2 Drug Rehabilitation Programmes

In STAR we respond to addiction through our Trauma Informed Care response.

Our programmes aim to be dynamic, innovative and responsive in addressing the needs of the people that we work with. Service user involvement is key.

We integrate the following approaches into our work:

STAR has two main drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes. These are broken down as Phase 1 and Phase 2. Participants in these programmes develop confidence, potential, self esteem and learning skills. This is key to their reintegration into the community. Each individual is assigned a key worker to support them while on the programme.

Criteria for Phase 1:

  • No un-prescribed medication.
  • If an individual is still using hash/weed, we will work with the individual if they are willing to reduce/cease use as a part of their care plan.
  • If alcohol is the primary issue it is treated in the same way as any other drug.
  • Strong levels of stability with prescribed medication only.
  • Willingness to take part in a 5 day a week programme where a person is supported to look at all areas of their life.

Criteria for Phase 2

  • No un-prescribed medication.
  • Drug and alcohol free.
  • Willingness to take part in a 5 day a week programme where a person is supported to look at all areas of their life.
  • If an individual is coming to the end of a community detox programme they can be assessed as to suitability for this phase.

Examples of training and group work (programmes are subject to change):

  • Mindfulness / Meditation
  • Fitness / Gym Programme
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Computers & Literacy
  • Sexual Health
  • Creative Arts

Detox Support Plans: Participants  work with staff in developing their own care plan and/or community detox plan to look at all areas of their lives needing support.

Group Work: This is a weekly facilitated part of the programme where individuals share and process confidentially where they are at in their lives. Individuals develop the skill of being able to reflect as a key learning outcome.

QQI Accredited training: is also a component of the programme. This may include: Communication, Inter Culturalism, Food and Nutrition, Personal Effectiveness, Computer Literacy/Internet.

Holistic Therapies: Holistic therapies are used as part of an overall evidence based way of working. The therapies we use include: Massage, Reiki, Drumming, Meditation. Clients who take part in holistic therapies report a range of outcomes including: improved sleep patterns, reduction in anxiety and improved coping skills.

Overnight Trips: Residential trips for 1/2 nights away provide a valuable space for each person to come out of their everyday circumstances so that they can challenge themselves, examine cultural barriers, their sense of boundaries and explore perceived limitations. This work supports goal setting and opening up of horizons.

Out of hours phone support service is available 7 days a week for clients.